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Director:
Writers:
Jesús Franco (screenplay)
Ramón Llidó (story)
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Release Date:
21 April 1982 (France) See more »
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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Manuel Gélin ... Robert Blabert
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ... Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery ... Ben

Lina Romay ... Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson ... Kurt's Wife

Antonio Mayans ... Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza ... Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard ... Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret ... Sylvie
Albino Graziani ... Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu ... Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert ... Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina ... Aisha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesús Franco ... Zombie
Daniel Katz ... (uncredited)
Juan Soler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as A.M. Frank)
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco  screenplay (as A.L. Mariaux) &
Ramón Llidó  story (as Ramón Llido)

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as J. Franco)

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer (uncredited)
Marius Lesoeur .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Pablo Villa)
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Max Monteillet 
Juan Soler 
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco 
Claude Gros 
 
Makeup Department
Manolita G. Fraile .... makeup artist (as Manuela Garcia Fraile)
 
Production Management
Daniel Lesoeur .... production manager
Antonio Mayans .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Jouanisson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Claude Panier .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Richard Green .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ángel Ordiales .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Lina Romay .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ilona Kunesova .... continuity
Sylvie Perrot .... production secretary
 

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Also Known As:
"La tumba de los muertos vivientes" - France (original title)
"Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies" - International (English title) (video title)
"Grave of the Living Dead" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Oasis of the Zombies" - USA (DVD title)
"The Oasis of the Living Dead" - USA
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Runtime:
Argentina:88 min | USA:82 min | France:82 min | Spain:85 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) (2014) | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16 (cut) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Girl victim 1:Look at the size of them. Do you suppose they're Redwoods?
Girl victim 2:They're date trees. Come on.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Nazi Zombies Devour Bad Militia and Stupid Teenagers, 9 December 2007
Author: yetanotherharris from Satan's Colon

The movie opens in a desert. We see two young women arrive at an oasis wearing tight little shorts and tank tops that suggest that the desert may be colder than one might expect. The two of them dig around, and are attacked by Nazi zombies! We never do find out exactly why these two young women are at the oasis, but it doesn't seem to matter. At this point, we are treated to the opening credits, shown with some funky 70's porno music playing. This is the beginning of OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES, and in spite of the suggestive introduction and the fact that this was directed by Jesus Franco, there is very little sex or nudity contained therein.

The plot of OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES revolves around three different groups of people, all searching for hidden Nazi gold in the aforementioned oasis. Instead, what they find are the undead remnants of a group of Nazis who were killed there. The zombie makeup used in the movie isn't too bad on some of the featured zombies; I particularly like the zombies that are in advanced stages of decay. Several people are eaten alive, but the gore is rather minimal compared to most other films of the genre.

Zombie movie fanatics might want to check this one out, but it really is nothing of a must-see within the pantheon of zombie exploitation flicks. It is a public domain movie, so one might be able to find it for free online. It is also included with the "Chilling Classics" 50 movie boxed set, although the transfer is fairly poor.

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